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    Black Bean Cakes

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 hrs

    1 hr

    24 hrs

    TCookie's Note:

    These were a signature dish at the Santa Fe Bar & Grill in Berkeley, CA, back in the 80's. Worth doing them again!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Sort and rinse the beans.
    2. 2
      Cover with plenty of water and soak overnight, or quick soak by boiling for 5 minutes, covering and letting sit for an hour.
    3. 3
      Drain well and combine in a large saucepan with 6 cups of stock, carrot and celery.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat until they are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
    5. 5
      Add more stock if liquid falls below the surface of the beans.
    6. 6
      Pour into a colander and let drain about 2 hours.
    7. 7
      They must be thoroughly dry.
    8. 8
      Puree 3 cups of the beans in food processor, combining with the pepper, chile powder, cumin, jalapeno cilantro and salt.
    9. 9
      Mixture will be stiff and dry.
    10. 10
      Form into 4 equal balls.
    11. 11
      Press each ball between 2 sheets of waxed paper into a disk about 1/8 inch thick and 5 inches in diameter.
    12. 12
      Heat oil in large (preferably non-stick or well seasoned cast iron).
    13. 13
      Put cakes in without crowding.
    14. 14
      Do in batches if necessary, using more oil.
    15. 15
      Cook 2 minutes on each side.
    16. 16
      Garnish with cilantro sprigs.
    17. 17
      Serve with sour cream and salsa.

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    Nutritional Facts for Black Bean Cakes

    Serving Size: 1 (466 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 344.5
     
    Calories from Fat 169
    49%
    Total Fat 18.8 g
    29%
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 10.8 mg
    3%
    Sodium 1137.9 mg
    47%
    Total Carbohydrate 29.8 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
    25%
    Sugars 6.8 g
    27%
    Protein 14.9 g
    29%

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